Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. A few extra this week since I missed last week.
This week how to keep your heart 30 yrs younger, hunger induces risky eating behavior, and climate change makes oysters more dangerous.
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Links of the week
- Two Surprising Ways to Make Your Holidays Less Stressful – Maybe the best advice you’ll read all season. (Greater Good Magazine)
- What We Know About Diet and Weight Loss – There is actually some stuff we know, even if there’s still a lot we don’t. (NY Times)
- Exercise Wins: Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger – Exercise is so good in so many ways. Don’t find time, make time to do it. (NPR)
- Is Aerobic Exercise the Key to Successful Aging? – Keep in mind this is only one reason. Strength training and has a separate set of benefits you also need. (NY Times)
- What a Hungry Snail Reveals About YourGrocery Store Breakdowns – This must explain why dieters can so frequently be seen eating protein bars. (NY Times)
- How Pink Salt Took Over Millennial Kitchens – This article really annoys me since it overlooks the one reason I stopped cooking with sea salt and switched to Himalayan salts a few years ago: almost all sea salts contain nanoparticles of plastic, while the ancient salt reserves do not. (The Atlantic)
- As Climate Changes, Is Eating Raw Oysters Getting Riskier? – We touch on this in my recent podcast with Bill Marler about food safety. Personally I don’t eat Gulf oysters ever. (NPR)
- How to Prevent Nasty Stomach Bugs This Winter? More Bleach. – Also this. (NY Times)
- New Archive Reveals How the Food Industry Mimics Big Tobacco to Suppress Science, Shape Public Opinion – Wow. (Civil Eats)
- Already a Climate Change Leader, California Takes on Food Waste – Recent innovations in California are encouraging. (Civil Eats)
- A New Connection between the Gut and Brain – Interesting link between salt and stroke that skips the blood pressure connection. (Scientific American)
- Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Rules for School Lunches – Le sigh. (NY Times)
- Farro and White Bean Vegetable Soup – Perfect winter food. (Food Fitness Fresh Air)
What inspired you this week?
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Bill Marler is a nationally recognized foodborne illness lawyer, an expert in food safety and one of the most influential voices in food policy in the world. His law firm Marler Clark has represented thousands of victims in practically every major foodborne illness outbreak in the United States. In 1993, he represented Brianne Kiner, the young girl that survived the most significant of injuries in the historic Jack in the Box E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak, resulting in a $15.6 million settlement that changed the way we process food in America today. His websites Food Safety News and blog MarlerBlog.com inform millions of readers daily with award-winning reporting on foodborne illnesses.
Today, Darya and Bill discuss the latest in food recalls, why eating organic vegetables is just as risky as hamburgers these days, and what we can all do to stay safe.
Show details (links don’t work on mobile devices):
3:29 – How Bill Marler became THE food safety guy.
5:49 – It appears foodborne illness outbreaks are on the rise. What’s actually happening?
11:58 – USDA versus FDA. Who regulates what?
14:49 – Is the industrial food chain to blame?
16:22 – Why Bill had to throw away an entire suitcase of clothes after visiting the Iowa egg farms.
17:53 – The cost of safety when food becomes a commodity.
20:08 – Why Darya opts out of industrialized food.
21:15 – What’s the alternative?
21:46 – Local doesn’t necessarily mean safer.
23:13 – Neither does “organic or “pre-washed”.
25:28 – How to decrease your risk of getting food poisoning.
26:29 – Food poisoning 101: types, symptoms and causes.
30:32 – Why Listeria loves your refrigerator.
33:42 – Don’t eat gas station sushi.
36:47 – Are raw oysters safe to eat?
42:44 – Cold water versus warm water oysters, and the shellfish “R” rule.
43:33 – The biggest mistake Chipotle made.
46:24 – Why the U.S. army said Odwalla juices weren’t fit for human consumption.
47:48 – Why you should always be skeptical of large food company claims. Fingers crossed for Sweetgreen.
51:04 – Bill’s rule of thumb for eating while traveling.
52:46 – You can now find restaurant hygiene scores on Yelp .
55:12 – Your safest bet when it comes to grocery shopping.
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